Rosen, Cortez Masto Join Bipartisan Push Urging USPS to Pause All Proposed Processing Facility Changes Nationwide, Including in Reno

The Senators Have Been Leading The Effort To Stop The Proposed Relocation Of Processing Operations From Reno To Sacramento

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) joined a bipartisan group of 26 Senators in urging U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the Board of Governors to pause all planned changes to their network and processing facilities nationwide, including in Reno. The letter asks them to fully study the potential impacts of these changes by requesting a comprehensive Advisory Opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission. Two weeks ago, USPS announced it would move forward with a plan to consolidate and relocate outgoing mail processing operations from Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California.

“USPS is moving forward swiftly with plans to consolidate and alter its facilities across the country, making irrevocable changes to its processing and delivery network which links all communities,” wrote the senators. “We are concerned about the impacts these changes have had so far, and the potential impacts that further changes could have.”

“In regions where USPS has implemented significant changes, on-time mail delivery has declined. In addition, it is not clear these changes will improve efficiency or costs,” they continued. “We call on USPS to pause all changes, pending a full study of this plan by its regulator.”

The full text of the letter can be found HERE

Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto have been working across the aisle to stop this proposal. The senators, along with Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV-02), repeatedly demanded that Postmaster General DeJoy provide detailed information about the impact of his misguided plan. Senator Rosen also called out Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a Senate hearing for neglecting to listen to local Nevada leaders, businesses, and residents. Additionally, Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto joined a group of over 20 Senators in a letter urging Postmaster General DeJoy to stop any changes or relocations to USPS processing facilities.